Thursday, April 15, 2010

spring up

solo post - L, Nikon

"And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant

April is colorful and sweet smelling - yards and work places are filled with pinks, purples, and reds of azaleas, oranges and purples of pansies, sunny yellow tulips, lavender red buds, brilliant green grass, and the pure whites of dogwoods - all in full bloom against a bright blue sky... and a sweet scent fills the air. It sure makes one feel alive to be surrounded by such beauty. I have to say I've been enjoying it to the fullest all week - lunches outdoors, relatively non-stressful days and home in time to enjoy the golden hour every single day so far. I hope your week has been sweet as well.


Gayle said...

Such beautiful and joyful images! We have been having warmer than normal temperatures this spring so everything is blooming early! Today we're back to normal and it feels so cold. I want warm weather back!

S. Etole said...

lovely things you have shown us ... a wonderful time of year

Joy said...

Just love these pics! The perfect celebration for this time of year.

ELK said...

a magical time of the day to "paint" with your camera !

margie said...

beautiful, bokeh a them in both photos.

margie said...

beautiful, bokeh a them in both photos.

Relyn said...

My week has been sweet, if long. Our flowering trees are nearly spent, which always makes me a little sad. Ah well.


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